This is my second time on pred. The first time I was on it for only one month. She had me taper. 20mg 7 days, 15mg 7 days, 10mg 7 days, 5 mg 7 days, then done. I flared right away. When I got to 5 mg I had to go all the time. When off of it completely I went about
10-15 times a day. She put me back on pred. I've been on it since June 27, 2009. I was put on 20mg and on Tuesday of this week I started tapering. I go 17,5 mg for 7 days, 15mg for 7 days, the 14mg for a week, 13mg for a week, etc. until I'm off it. I did my second does of remicade on Wed. I noticed yesterday I went to the bathroom about
10 times in the morning. On pred I only go about
twice a day. My first remi infusion I got chest pains they only put half the bag in and then stopped. I had no chest pains on wed(my second dose, they wanted to try one more time). I hope it works. I don't know because my first infusion I noticed I went to the bathroom alot more after it also. Good luck with the pred. Hopefully you don't get the nasty side effects. I've been lucky. The only thing is I get is alittle moody.
Mom of Three(Two Boys and One Girl)
Remi not going to well!(I think I had a reaction the first infusion they want me to try again)